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Budding Geneticist Maheen Khambatta

Maheen J. Khambatta recently graduated with a B Sc (Hons) in Genetics from the University of Sussex, UK. In addition to doing well in academics, Maheen chose to make the most of her time at University by partaking in multiple co-curriculars. She received the ‘Buddy Scheme Volunteer of the Year’ Award, (an outreach programme that supports new students) for two consecutive years – 2021 and 2022. She even supported students through her roles as International and Life Sciences Ambassador.

Speaking to PT, says Maheen, “All through the pandemic, I ensured no student felt isolated, and I reached out through online platforms. I also participated in student elections and ran for International Student’s Officer.”

At the end of her time at Sussex University, she was felicitated with the ‘Spirit of Sussex Gold’ Award for her participation in various aspects of university life. She was also the keynote speaker at the celebration event. “During the course of my time at Sussex, I achieved a personal milestone of forming personal connections with people and being an inspiration to others by making my mark. All these opportunities have allowed me to shine and I want to reach even greater heights,” shares Maheen, who is now looking to pursue a Masters.

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